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You’ve probably heard the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I know for me that is true! If I don’t eat breakfast, I get hangry and usually make poor choices later at lunch…. I’ve discovered my new favorite breakfast that keeps me SO much fuller for longer. It’s muesli (pronounced Muuslee). This Easy Homemade Muesli Recipe is customizable to your tastes and will give you sustained energy for the morning. No mid morning snack attacks!

Homemade Muesli is so simple & easy

Muesli is pretty simple really. It’s made up of whole grains, nuts/seeds, and dried fruits. I like to eat it like cereal with unsweetened almond milk and a cup of fresh berries on top. Some people like to heat it or soak it over night.

There is no added refined sugar or oil, whole food plant based, and has a TON of fiber.

The great this is you can make it your own. Just pick and choose from the categories below. These are the amounts that I like, but you could always adjust that as well if you want to add more or less dried fruit, nuts, etc.

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Easy Homemade Muesli Chart

  • 5 1/2 cups Whole Grains
  • 1 1/2 cups nuts/seeds
  • 1 cup dried fruit
  • This makes 12 servings of 2/3 cups

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Batching and storing homemade Muesli

Take the above amounts and throw everything into a large, airtight storage container. Like this large cereal container and shake it all together. You can even double or triple the recipe and it will last for weeks or even months in this container.

Mix & Match Muesli Recipe Options

Whole Grains (5 1/2 cups)

  • Old fashioned oats
  • Steel cut oats (need to soak overnight)
  • Toasted wheat germ
  • Wheat bran
  • Whole rye
  • Whole barley
  • Sorghum flake
  • Bran flakes
  • Quinoa flakes

Nuts/Seeds (1 1/2 cups)

  • Sliced almonds
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Chopped pecans
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Cashews
  • Chopped brazil nuts
  • Pistachios
  • Hazelnuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Ground flax seed
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Poppy seeds
  • Sesame seeds

Dried Fruit (1 cup)

  • Raisins
  • Chopped dates (not rolled in sugar)
  • Golden raisins
  • Dried cranberries
  • Dried cherries
  • Currants
  • Dried blueberries
  • Apple chips
  • Banana chips
  • Dried chopped apricots
  • Dried chopped figs

Dates are my favorite in this easy homemade recipe for added sweetness, but make sure you find the chopped dates that are not rolled in sugar (dextrose). I found some rolled in coconut flour at my local Kroger, but here are some chopped dates from Amazon that are rolled in oat flour and would also be WFPB compliant.

Overnight Soaked Muesli Recipe

To soak overnight, portion 2/3 cups of your homemade Muesli recipe into a storage baggie, add 2/3 cups of unsweetened almond or soy milk. You can also add your berries at this time. Place in the fridge to soak overnight.

If you use steel cut oats in your recipe, you will definitely want to do the soaking method because otherwise they are super chewy.

If you add the chia seeds to your recipe, they will plump up in the milk overnight and create a pudding type consistency like chia seed pudding.

Gluten free muesli

To make this homemade recipe gluten free, use only the old fashioned oats or steel cut oats and make sure they are certified gluten free.

More whole food plant based breakfast recipes you might like:

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Easy Homemade Muesli Recipe

This hearty muesli recipe is whole grain, no refined sugar, no oil, and will keep you really full until lunch! It can also be made gluten-free.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy homemade muesli, muesli recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 261kcal
Author: Kim Murphy



  • Add all ingredients together in a large airtight container. Shake to mix well.
  • Serve 2/3 cups of muesli mix with unsweetened almond or soy milk, and top with berries &/or bananas.


Nutrition facts do not include plant milk or added fresh fruit.
Gluten free – use only gluten free certified old fashioned oats and increase to 5 1/2 cups.  Leave out the wheat bran & wheat germ.
Store in an airtight container until ready to use.  Will last a few months in your pantry.


Serving: 0.67cups | Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg

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